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Attikon Multicultural Space

CHRISTMAS CONCERT: ''Rêverie'' for Bassoon and Harp

“Technopolis 20 Classics” presents its annual Christmas Concert,. For this special occasion, the bassoonist Mavroudes Troullos and the harpist Eleonora Congiu, join forces to present a programme of chamber music and to create a romantic and dreamy atmosphere.

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CHRISTMAS CONCERT: ''Rêverie'' for Bassoon and Harp
CHRISTMAS CONCERT: ''Rêverie'' for Bassoon and Harp

Time & Location

07 Dec 2023, 20:00

Attikon Multicultural Space, QCGC+JXJ, Evagora Pallikaridi, Paphos 8010, Cyprus

About the Event

“Technopolis 20 Classics” presents its annual Christmas Concert, for the first time at the Attikon Multicultural Space, on Thursday, 7th of December 2023, at 8pm. For this special occasion, the bassoonist Mavroudes Troullos and the harpist Eleonora Congiu, join forces to present a programme of chamber music and to create a romantic and dreamy atmosphere.

Not only is it a rare to hear these instruments, bassoon and harp, on the upfront line, but we will also have the unique opportunity to enjoy them together. The two talented musicians coming from Brussels especially for this concert, promise to offer a wonderful specific timbre and ambiance to the listeners. The audience will have the chance to enjoy beautiful chamber music works by mainly French composers where actually harp and bassoon were developed and loved. 

The concert will open with a selection of three short works by G. Verdalle and C. Saint Saens, including the “Reverie”, which was the inspiration of the name of this recital. The major work of the recital will be the Chants d'Arriere-Saison by B. Andrès. The next two works to follow, are composed by lesser-known composers but who absolutely deserve more attention: A. Challan and D.E. Inghelbrecht. Towards the end, Mavroudes and Eleonora will surprise you with a couple of beloved Christmas melodies and the concert will come to its end with the traditional Catalan song by P. Casals, El cant dels ocells - The Song of the Birds. 

Entrance: 20 euro

Reservations are necessary at 70002420.

Supporter: Pafos Municipality

Hospitality Sponsor: Coral Beach Hotel & Resort

Media Sponsor: Cyprus Mail

Sponsors: Photo Larko

Hailed by the Crescendo Magazine as ''a musician of great sensitivity'' and described by News Times London as ''a highly trained and skilled bassoonist’’, Mavroudes Troullos is characterized by his mature and expressive playing alongside with his technical mastery.

He is one of the most prominent bassoonists of his generation having given recitals in the biggest concert halls of Europe such as the Aphitheater of the Philharmonie in Paris, The Elgar Room of the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Kleine Zaal of Concertgebouw Amsterdam and the Konzerthaus Berlin.

He was awarded three times the 1st Prize at the ''Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition'' during 2019, in Paris, London and Amsterdam, the 2nd Prize at the'' North International Music Competition'' in 2018 Sweden, the ''Horlait-Dapsens Award 2018'' in Belgium. and he was named ''Ambassador of the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel'' in 2018.

He has appeared as a soloist with the Koninklijke Muziekkapel van de Gidsen, Orchestre de Nivelles, Antwerpen Camerata and is often engaged in renowned festivals such Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier.

 Next to his performances, Mavroudes Troullos teaches bassoon and chamber music at the Gemeentelijke  Academie voor Muziek, Woord en Dans Sint-Pieters Woluwe Brussels since 2018 and he is a PhD Researcher in the Arts at the LUCA School of Arts. Many great composers have dedicated works to him such as Philippe Hersant.

He is a recording artist with the Belgian Label Harp & Co working with the harpist Rachel Talitman. His discography consists of world premier recordings with works by Luigi Concone and Anna Segal.

Born in Nicosia, Cyprus, in 1992 into a family of musicians, Troullos started playing the bassoon at the age of thirteen and was only eighteen when he had his first solo concerto performance playing the virtuoso concerto for bassoon and orchestra by C.M. von Weber. Later on, he studied in Athens, Leipzig and Brussels.  

Mavroudes Troullos' recital partners are Lily Maisky - piano and Roberta Brambilla - harp.

https://www.mavroudestroullos.com/ 

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100046481507197 

https://meettheartist.online/2021/11/15/mavroudes-troullos-bassoonist/ 

Eleonora Congiu is an Italian professional harpist, involved in various musical projects that range from orchestra to contemporary chamber music. In addition to her performance activities, she is a harp teacher at Scuola Civica di Musica di Cagliari and collaborates with Sony Classical International record label in Berlin.

Born in Cagliari (Italy) in 1995, she began her harp studies at the Conservatory of Music in her hometown, where she graduated with the highest honors and distinction in February 2016. She later pursued further training in her discipline at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole and the Conservatory of Brescia (Italy). In 2020 and 2021, she obtained the Master of Music and the Specialized Master in Harp, both with the highest distinction, at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (Belgium).

As a soloist, she has achieved recognition in various international competitions, including the European Music Competition, the Concorso Giovani Musicisti di Treviso, the Lions Club Competition and Fondazione CR of Florence.

She is a member of the Duo Léger (with American tenor Shawn Mlynek - Carnegie Hall, the National Theater of Slovakia, and New York's Lincoln Center), the harp trio Harpes en écho (with harpist Annie Lavoisier and Roberta Brambilla), and the harp and flute ensemble Zéphyr Duo.

Contemporary music has always been one of her main interests, and in 2015, she joined the Ensemble Scisma. Together with the New Made Ensemble of Milan she has performed in pivotal festivals such as the New Made Week, Rencontres musicales de la Méditerranée, and Festival 5 Giornate. She co-founded the ensemble Ly.ra with Argentinian soprano María Belén Fos, aiming to find a synthesis between the acoustic and electronic worlds, utilizing major vocal repertoire compositions.

In 2017, she began her orchestral career with the Italian Youth Orchestra. She later performed with the European Union Youth Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Nationaal Jeugdorkest, Ungdoms Symfonikerne and the Orchestra del Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

She is currently a guest harpist with the Belgian National Orchestra, Orchestre du Théâtre de La Monnaie, and the Ensemble Orchestral de Bruxelles. She maintains an active concert schedule in Italy, Belgium, France, and Germany.

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